Mountrath Community Alert

Mountrath Community Alert

A public meeting was held on Tuesday, February 4 in St Fintan’s Hall to bring the community up to introduce Community Alert to the town and area. The meeting was set up by the Mountrath Community Alert Group to support Communities in protecting each other. The alert group is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to helping to prevent crime to the public and local groups, clubs and residents groups. The next meeting takes place on Thursday, February 27 in the old Gem Shop at 8pm sharp. People can register on the Text alert service until March 4. Each phone is €10.


New membership charges in Laois Libraries for Third Level and PLC Students from Friday, February 7. The new fee is now €3 annually. Library membership is free to children & OAPs, €3 for social welfare recipients and €15 for adults. The library stocks a large selection of books DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and language resources. Internet access, photocopying & printing facilities are also available. Free Wi-Fi is also available for members.


Charity beard shave by Peter Killeen in aid of the Simon Community in Golf Club Abbeyleix, Thursday February 20 at10pm. Music by J & S Sound. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Adult Book Club

Next meeting on Thursday March 6 in Mountrath Library. We will be discussing “Before I Die” by Jenny Dowhnam. Copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome.

Knitting Club

The knitting club continues at the Library to meet every Friday 10:30am-12:30pm. All welcome


Enrolments for all children in the Mountrath starting school in September 2014 at Scoil Bhride & St Fintan’s continue in February. Enrolment forms from school. Please bring along child’s birth certificate.


Pilgrimage to Lourdes from July 18 for 7 nights €790 ppps. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915


Pilgrimaage to Fatima form August 21 for 7 Nights €759 pps. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915

Late Mary HEARNS

Condolences to the family of the late Mary Hearns of The Oak, Clonadacasey, Mountrath who died on Febuary 7 at St Joseph’s Ward, Moore Abbey, Monasterevin. Predeceased by her father Michael and mother Margaret, deeply regretted by her brothers and sisters extended family and friends. Removal from Moore Abbey to St Fintan’s Church Mountrath for Funeral Mass followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters and Phelan’s Shop Castleton. We would like to Monday thank everyone for their support for this worthy cause buying jam donating fruit and jars. The sale of jam continues in the shops,


Boxing classes: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6.30 to 8 pm. Adult Fitness classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, (men & women). Tuesday & Thursday (women only). Morning classes @ 10 a.m. every day. No appointments needed. Walk in at any time and train. All levels of fitness catered for. Good selection of weights/machines. Contact Noel @ 085 1654495.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.


Dog fouling is a growing litter problem in the town, every path in the town is covered in its daily. It is a nightmare for walkers and a health hazard for young children. Local awareness to identify the dog owners responsible is required. Please contact the Council’s freephone litter hotline @ 1800 32 32 30 with specific details if witnessed i.e. name and address of dog owner, location, time and date.